and the California (Way) Greenway between Arborfield Green and Finchampstead (roughly Bohunt School to FBC)
This was billed as a cycle route for children to use to travel to school, but they’ve locked the large gates leaving only the narrow kissing gates, making getting bikes through difficult. Given that there is a proposal to allow horses on the non-Public Bridleway section, the gates will need to be revisited, presumably at some expense.
It happened again (https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/54335610 and https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/54335680).
Unlike last time, when my changeset comments were ignored, the editor replied to my changeset comments (with private messages) - it seems they thought that highway=bridleway only applied to ways where horses can be seen. I suggested they take a look at a map of public rights of way, e.g. ROWmaps and the UK Tagging Guidelines
I’m still concerned that the work I did recently will need to be redone, so I will have to check again when I get time.
I’m planning to revisit Frith Hill and Frimley Fuel Allotments to trace the path of the public bridleway from Old Bisley Road and to fill in the missing details of surrounding ways. I will mark the missing designations at that time.
Agreed. I find Rowmaps useful as a guide, but only in conjunction with surveys. The tracks, bridleways, and cycleways which were the subject of the original diary entry are ones I had surveyed myself or ones attached to ways I had surveyed. In other words, this wasn’t reverting for the sake of it, but to recover data that I was at least reasonably sure of.
The exception is the overlapping footways of the second post, where I tidied up what was there and added a fixme note.
ROWmaps.com is a useful website, and easier to use than many of the council websites.
Changes made in the following changesets:-
I also found two footways in Heatherside overlapping with different names and different surfaces - Longlands Way and Wellington Avenue. I unpicked them and added a fixme to the result.